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  1. MARS“The Red Planet” By: Courtney Lewis & Joshua Newcomb

  2. How Mars got its name • It got its name from its color, which is visible 2 the naked eye in the night sky. • It reminded the roman’s of Mars (their bloodstained war god).

  3. Weather on Mars • Mars has very strong winds and dust storms. • These storms can cover the entire planet for months.

  4. Mars atmosphere • The atmosphere is mainly made up of CO2. • The pressure is low. It is about 1% of what we feel on earth.

  5. Size • Mars is the 3rd smallest planet in the solar system. • Mar is small compared to the earth.

  6. Mars • It is moving farther from the earth gradually. • Although it is moving farther away it is still the brightest object in the solar system.

  7. Mars • The mars meteorite is thought to have been knocked off the planet by a meteor. • The massive impact threw a bunch of particles into the universe and they fell into the gravitational pull of the planets.

  8. Mars • Most scientist think that there is no living organisms on mars. • But the meteoritecontained chemical compounds that living organisms produce.

  9. Mars • Though its color may make it look warm it is in fact colder than earth. • Temperatures vary from -6 degrees Celsius in the summer and -129 degrees Celsius in the winter.

  10. Mars • Mars used to be covered in water. • But now it is frozen at the poles as dry ice.

  11. Mars • It has two moons named Phobos and Deimos. • Phobos is very well named since it is slowly moving toward Mars. • It is predicted to hit in 50 million years

  12. Mars • Mars should be referred to as the rust planet. • Its red color is thought to be from the oxidization of iron rich rocks and dust on the surface

  13. Mars • On August 27, 2003 the orbit of mars and earth brought them closer then they had been for 60,000 years. • Last time we got this close was when the Neanderthals were around.

  14. References http://www.planet-science.com

  15. Shock waves http://www.msnbc.com/news/wld/ graphics http://shadowandsubstance.com /Marsy/marsy.swf

  16. Mars pictures